Chief Fire Information Officer Kevin Skrepnek with the BC Wildfire Service says the situation created by the Elephant Hill fire is the most concerning in the province right now.
Skrepnek is quoted as saying…”on this fire right now, we’ve got 446 firefighters, an incident management team, 97 structural protection personnel from the office of the Fire Commissioner, 86 support staff, 21 helicopters and over 100 pieces of heavy equipment.”
Highway 1 was closed yesterday westbound between Cache Creek and Savona. Drive BC makes no mention this morning of the highway still being closed, however motorists are to expect limited visibility due to smoke.
Fire officials says winds became strong overnight and there is heavy smoke and reduced visibility in the area.
The eastbound lanes remain open.